Fall for the wild, weird, and wonderful sounds of Musicworks #120. Canadian jazz pianist, composer, and improviser Kris Davis creates new solo and collaborative shapes in jazz on the New York scene. Video game music isn’t just background tunes anymore—meet adventurous sound and game creators who are putting control of the music in your hands. Victoria composer Wolf Edwards’ curiously entwined stories follow him from the fish-packing plants to the anarcho-punk band Iskra to composing chamber works for the Arditti Quartet. Ross Bolleter, West Australian composer and improvisor, is a virtuoso of what he calls “the ruined piano.” Explore the synergy of poetry, dance, and music in The Muted Note. Have fun with Toronto collaborative sparkplug Lido Pimienta, the spinning tops of Myriam Bleau’s Soft Revolvers and the field-note gathering of Emilie LeBel. Get technical with Chicago duo Coppice.
On the CD: 12 new or previously unreleased tracks from artists in the Fall 2014 issue.